January 10, David Bowie
January 18, Glenn Frey
April 6, Merle Haggard
April 21, Prince Edward Rogers
November 7, Leonard Cohen
(see November 13 blog entry).
Then we sadly hear on Christmas Day, George Michael.
For me, it wasn't until he began his solo career away from Wham! I found his music with a bit more of a soulful edge.
My favorites were with his duets with 2 R&B/soul legends.
Aretha Franklin, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", 1987.
And, Mary J. Blige, performing Stevie Wonder's "As", 1999.
Really hard not to listen without a head sway, toe taps, or finger snaps. Which I'm certain is how George would have wanted it.